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Product score: 02

Data Availability:

LIMITED

Grown Alchemist Purifying Body Exfoliant (2019 formulation)

CATEGORY

Exfoliant/Scrub

BRAND

Grown Alchemist

DATA LAST UPDATED

June 2019

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 05
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
Appeared as: CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 05
BENZYL ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) external analgesic, fragrance ingredient, oral health care drug, preservative, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent, masking, solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
PELAGONIUM GRAVEOLENS OIL
Appeared as: PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) PEEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
DECYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: DECYL GLUCOSIDE (PLANT)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, emulsion stabilising, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (PLANT)
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (PURIFIED WATER)
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE
Appeared as: COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE (PLANT)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA (BAMBOO) STEM EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emulsion stabilising, film forming, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
PEARL POWDER
Appeared as: PEARL (CALCIUM CARBONATE)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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Ingredient score: 01
CINNAMOMUM CAMPHORA (CAMPHOR) OIL
Appeared as: CINNAMOMUM CAMPHORA LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
CEDRUS ATLANTICA (ATLAS CEDAR) OIL
Appeared as: CEDRUS ATLANTICA (CEDAR) WOOD OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
MENTHOL
Appeared as: MENTHOL (PLANT)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, external analgesic, flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, oral health caredrug, masking, refreshing, soothing
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SANTALUM SPICATA (SANDALWOOD) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SANTALUM SPICATA (SANDALWOOD) WOOD OIL
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
JASMINUM GRANDIFLORUM (JASMINE) FLOWER WAX
Appeared as: JASMINUM GRANDIFLORUM (JASMINE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
MYROXYLON PEREIRAE (PERU BALSAM) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM PHYTATE
Appeared as: SODIUM PHYTATE (PLANT)
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, oral care agent, chelating, oral care
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
DEHYDROACETIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) preservative
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
VANILLIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, masking
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Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua (Purified Water), Decyl Glucoside (Plant), Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine (Plant), Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glycerin (Plant), Pearl (Calcium Carbonate), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedar) Wood Oil, Menthol (Plant), Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Santalum Spicata (Sandalwood) Wood Oil, Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Myroxylon Pereirae (Peru Balsam) Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Phytate (Plant), Dehydroacetic Acid, Vanillin (Plant) Linalool (Plant), Limonene (Plant), Geraniol (Plant), Citronellol (Plant).

Directions from packaging:

Massage over the body, paying particular attention to rougher areas. Rinse off in a warm shower or bath, leaving skin revitalised and refreshed, perfectly prepared for moisturising. Recommended for use 2-3 times per week. Suitable for all skin types and especially good for oily skin and skin requiring a body treatment.

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